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First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF (QINC)
  • The Board of Trustees of First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI (the "Trust"), on behalf of First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF (Nasdaq: QINC) (the "Fund"), has approved changes to the Fund's investment objective. On or around September 5, 2018, the Fund will seek investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an index called the Nasdaq Dorsey Wright Momentum + Yield Index (the "New Index") and will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (including investment borrowings) in securities comprising the New Index. The New Index will be developed, maintained and sponsored by the Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC. See attached press release.
Investment Objective/Strategy - The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an index called the Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income Index (the "Index"). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its net assets (plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in U.S. and non-U.S. equity securities that comprise the Index. The non-U.S. equity securities may include American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs"), Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs") or other depositary receipts (collectively, the "Depositary Receipts"). The Index is designed to provide access to a diversified portfolio of small, mid and large capitalization income producing equity securities.
There can be no assurance that the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved.
  • The Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income Index attempts to control the risks associated with investing in higher-yielding stocks, yet maintain attractive current income. The index incorporates several layers of risk control in order to attempt to minimize the probability of dividend cuts and the related underperformance.
  • To construct the index, Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA) starts with all equity securities in their global high dividend yield universe.
  • They will then screen for debt levels and for consistency of earnings/cash flow to potentially eliminate companies headed for a dividend cut or omission.
  • RBA uses a proprietary portfolio optimization method to weight the securities. Other criteria:
    • $6 minimum share price
    • $200 million minimum market cap
    • Liquidity of at least $1 million trading volume on average each day
  • No position will exceed approximately 4% of the total index at rebalance.
  • At each quarter the index is rebalanced such that each segment of the index will be capped at its predetermined weight. Additionally, if at any time during the year other than the rebalancing date, a security no longer meets the eligibility criteria, or is otherwise determined to have become ineligible for inclusion in the index, the security is removed from the index and is not replaced.
Fund Overview
Fund TypeEquity Income
Investment AdvisorFirst Trust Advisors L.P.
Investor Servicing AgentBrown Brothers Harriman
Fiscal Year-End09/30
Inception Price$20.00
Inception NAV$20.00
Rebalance FrequencyQuarterly
Expense Ratio0.70%
Current Fund Data (as of 8/16/2018)
Closing NAV1$25.59
Closing Share Price2$25.56
Bid/Ask Midpoint$25.57
Bid/Ask Discount0.10%
Total Net Assets$28,150,756
Outstanding Shares1,100,002
Daily Volume379
Average 30-Day Daily Volume7,033
Closing Share Price 52-Week High/Low$25.96 / $23.81
Closing NAV 52-Week High/Low$25.97 / $23.72
Number of Holdings35
Fund Characteristics (as of 7/31/2018)7
Maximum Market Cap.$184,699
Median Market Cap.$4,749
Minimum Market Cap.$355
Price/Cash Flow12.94
Top Holdings (as of 8/16/2018)
Holding Percent
The Buckle, Inc. 4.37%
Erie Indemnity Company 4.16%
Fastenal Company 4.13%
China Mobile Limited (ADR) 4.12%
Infosys Limited (ADR) 4.11%
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (Class A) 4.07%
National Retail Properties, Inc. 4.04%
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. 4.00%
McDonald's Corporation 3.94%
Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) 3.71%

Holdings are subject to change.

NAV History (Since Inception)
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Distribution Information
Dividend per Share Amt (as of 8/19/2018)3$0.1800
30-Day SEC Yield (as of 7/31/2018)42.62%
12-Month Distribution Rate (as of 7/31/2018)52.44%
Index Yield (as of 7/31/2018)63.65%
Bid/Ask Midpoint vs. NAV (as of 6/30/2018)
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Above NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
6/30/2018 11 0 0 0
3/31/2018 29 0 0 0
12/31/2017 13 0 0 0
9/30/2017 37 0 0 0
Number of Days Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV
Quarter Ended 0-49
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
Basis Points
6/30/2018 53 0 0 0
3/31/2018 32 0 0 0
12/31/2017 50 0 0 0
9/30/2017 26 0 0 0

The price used to calculate market return is determined by using the midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the stock exchange, on which shares of the Fund are listed for trading, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated.

Top Industry Exposure (as of 8/16/2018)
Financials 31.03%
Utilities 23.24%
Consumer Discretionary 13.25%
Industrials 11.87%
Information Technology 6.60%
Telecommunication Services 6.24%
Real Estate 4.05%
Health Care 3.72%
Month End Performance (as of 7/31/2018)
  3 Mos YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 3.13% -0.59% 5.74% 7.69% N/A N/A 7.82%
After Tax Held 2.80% -1.10% 4.63% 6.52% N/A N/A 6.67%
After Tax Sold 1.77% -0.34% 3.24% 5.37% N/A N/A 5.53%
Market Price 3.21% -0.35% 5.70% 7.70% N/A N/A 7.83%
Index Performance **
Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income Index 3.35% -0.13% 6.57% 8.58% N/A N/A 8.73%
Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend™ Index 4.74% 3.36% 11.71% 13.49% N/A N/A 11.82%
S&P 500 Index 6.87% 6.47% 16.24% 12.52% N/A N/A 11.94%
Quarter End Performance (as of 6/29/2018)
  3 Mos YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since
Fund Performance *
Net Asset Value (NAV) 1.02% -2.30% 4.40% 7.56% N/A N/A 7.55%
After Tax Held 0.70% -2.81% 3.29% 6.40% N/A N/A 6.37%
After Tax Sold 0.58% -1.30% 2.49% 5.29% N/A N/A 5.30%
Market Price 0.86% -2.15% 4.35% 7.50% N/A N/A 7.54%
Index Performance **
Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income Index 1.18% -1.96% 5.19% 8.47% N/A N/A 8.44%
Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend™ Index 3.66% 1.02% 9.93% 13.21% N/A N/A 11.48%
S&P 500 Index 3.43% 2.65% 14.37% 11.93% N/A N/A 11.25%
3-Year Statistics (as of 7/31/2018)
  Standard Deviation Alpha Beta Sharpe Ratio Correlation
QINC 9.19% -0.44 0.65 0.78 0.73
Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend™ Index 7.93% 4.76 0.65 1.56 0.84
S&P 500 Index 10.26% --- 1.00 1.14 1.00
Standard Deviation is a measure of price variability (risk). Alpha is an indication of how much an investment outperforms or underperforms on a risk-adjusted basis relative to its benchmark.Beta is a measure of price variability relative to the market. Sharpe Ratio is a measure of excess reward per unit of volatility. Correlation is a measure of the similarity of performance.

*Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and shares when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

After Tax Held returns represent return after taxes on distributions. Assumes shares have not been sold. After Tax Sold returns represent the return after taxes on distributions and the sale of fund shares. Returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Market Price returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread on the stock exchange on which shares of the fund are listed for trading as of the time that the fund’s NAV is calculated. Returns are average annualized total returns, except those for periods of less than one year, which are cumulative.

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.

**Performance information for the Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income Index is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual fund performance.
Indexes do not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, and no such fees or expenses were deducted from the performance shown. Indexes are unmanaged and an investor cannot invest directly in an index.
The expense ratio for this fund is 0.70%.

Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend™ Index - The Index consists of 100 widely-traded, dividend-paying stocks derived from the Dow Jones U.S.Total Market IndexSM.

S&P 500 Index - The Index is an unmanaged index of 500 stocks used to measure large-cap U.S. stock market performance.

1 The NAV represents the fund's net assets (assets less liabilities) divided by the fund's outstanding shares .
2 Fund shares are purchased and sold on an exchange at their share price rather than net asset value (NAV), which may cause the shares to trade at a price greater than NAV (premium) or less than NAV (discount).
3 Most recent distribution paid or declared to today's date. Subject to change in the future. There is no guarantee that the fund will declare dividends.
4 The 30-day SEC yield is calculated by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the most recent 30-day period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period and includes the effects of fee waivers and expense reimbursements, if applicable.
5 12-Month Distribution Rate is calculated by dividing the sum of the fund's trailing 12-month ordinary distributions paid or declared by the NAV price. Distribution rates may vary.
6 Index yield represents the weighted average trailing 12-month dividend of the constituents of the Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income Index.
7 All market capitalization numbers are in USD$ Millions.
8 Inception Date is 3/10/2014

You should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. You can download a prospectus or summary prospectus, or contact First Trust Portfolios L.P. at 1-800-621-1675 to request a prospectus or summary prospectus which contains this and other information about the fund. The prospectus or summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

ETF Characteristics

The fund lists and principally trades its shares on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

The fund's return may not match the return of the Richard Bernstein Advisors Quality Income Index.  Securities held by the fund will generally not be bought or sold in response to market fluctuations.

Investors buying or selling fund shares on the secondary market may incur customary brokerage commissions. Market prices may differ to some degree from the net asset value of the shares. Investors who sell fund shares may receive less than the share's net asset value. Shares may be sold throughout the day on the exchange through any brokerage account. However, unlike mutual funds, shares may only be redeemed directly from the fund by authorized participants, in very large creation/redemption units. If the fund's authorized participants are unable to proceed with creation/redemption orders and no other authorized participant is able to step forward to create or redeem, fund shares may trade at a discount to the fund's net asset value and possibly face delisting.

Risk Considerations

The fund's shares will change in value, and you could lose money by investing in the fund. One of the principal risks of investing in the fund is market risk. Market risk is the risk that a particular stock owned by the fund, fund shares or stocks in general may fall in value. There can be no assurance that the fund's investment objective will be achieved.

The fund may invest in securities issued by companies concentrated in a particular industry. The fund may invest in small capitalization and mid capitalization companies. Such companies may experience greater price volatility than larger, more established companies.

An investment in a fund containing securities of non-U.S. issuers is subject to additional risks, including currency fluctuations, political risks, withholding, the lack of adequate financial information, and exchange control restrictions impacting non-U.S. issuers. These risks may be heightened for securities of companies located in, or with significant operations in, emerging market countries. The fund may invest in depositary receipts which may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market.

There is no guarantee that any issuer will declare dividends in the future, or that, if declared, they will remain at current levels or increase over time.

First Trust Advisors L.P. is the adviser to the fund. First Trust Advisors L.P. is an affiliate of First Trust Portfolios L.P., the fund's distributor.

The fund is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by RBA. RBA makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, to the owners of the fund or any member of the public regarding the advisability of trading in the fund. RBA's only relationship to First Trust Advisors L.P. ("First Trust") is the licensing of certain trademarks and trade names of RBA and of the index, which is determined, composed and calculated by RBA without regard to First Trust or the fund. Licensor has no obligation to take the needs of First Trust or the owners of the fund into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the index. Licensor is not responsible for and has not participated in the determination of the timing of, prices at, or quantities of the fund to be listed or in the determination or calculation of the equation by which the fund is to be converted into cash. Licensor has no obligation or liability in connection with the administration, marketing or trading of the fund.

Not FDIC Insured • Not Bank Guaranteed • May Lose Value
The information presented is not intended to constitute an investment recommendation for, or advice to, any specific person. By providing this information, First Trust is not undertaking to give advice in any fiduciary capacity within the meaning of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. First Trust has no knowledge of and has not been provided any information regarding any investor. Financial advisors must determine whether particular investments are appropriate for their clients. First Trust believes the financial advisor is a fiduciary, is capable of evaluating investment risks independently and is responsible for exercising independent judgment with respect to its retirement plan clients.
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